I am planning to take a few of my closest friends out for a great dinner (its a celebratory thing) here in San Diego. I'm not looking for the restaurant with the best ambiance or view (although that's a plus), but am looking for a place with awesome food.
I've seen the boards, and a few restaurants seem to be mentioned quite frequently, including: 1500 Ocean, Addison, AR Valentien, Cavaillon, Market, and Tapenade. I'm leaning towards 1500 Ocean due to a couple of postings here, but have no sense of whether its still a good place to go.
Bottom line, I guess I'm curious to know - where would you go, if: (1) its a very special occasion, (2) you want great (not good, great) food, and (3) money isn't an option.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!